Réaumur


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Ré·au·mur

or Re·au·mur  (rā′ō-myo͝or′)
adj. Abbr. R
Relating to, being, or indicated on a thermometer scale that registers the freezing point of water as 0° and the boiling point as 80°.

[After René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur.]

Réaumur

(ˈreɪəˌmjʊə)
adj
(General Physics) indicating measurement on the Réaumur scale of temperature

Ré•au•mur

(ˈreɪ əˌmyʊər)

n.
1. René Antoine Ferchault de, 1683–1757, French physicist and inventor.
adj.
2. Also, Re′au•mur`. noting or pertaining to a temperature scale (Ré′aumur scale`) in which 0° represents the ice point and 80° represents the steam point.
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